Cancer is a
person’s nightmare hope you would agree to me? According to PubMedHealth cancer
is the result of uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Be warned!
Cancer may develop in any organ or tissue. In this article we will discuss
certain foods that help to fight cancer.
American Institute for Cancer Research blue berries, broccoli and cruciferous
vegetables, cranberries, flax seed, beans, berries, dark green leafy
vegetables, garlic, grape and grape juice, green tea, soy, tomatoes, whole
grains help to fight cancer.
Now let us just see
some of the important nutrients in these food stuffs. The secret of Blueberries
is that they are rich in antioxidants. They are excellent sources of vitamin C,
K, manganese and also posse’s considerable amount of fiber.
Some of the
examples of cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green
cabbage and cauliflower. Even if you do not like it, try to make a conscious
effort to include these in your daily diet. The cruciferous veggies are store
houses of folate, potassium, dietary fiber, magnesium, carotenoids, vitamins K,
C and manganese.
rich in flavonoids and have very high amounts of antioxidants. Moving on to
flax seed it contains magnesium, manganese, thiamin, fiber and selenium. Garlic
which is a favorite in Indian cooking belongs to the family of allium. They contain many
substances which fight cancer. Whole grains are
rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and plant compounds called phyto chemicals which protect the
cells from cancer. Not only this, whole grains also contains antioxidants,
phenols, lignans and saponins which lower the risk of cancer.
Tomato is a great
source of lycopene. Researchers found in animal studies that lycopene greatly
reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Soy contains many compounds that have
anticancer effects. Scientists
have found out that grape seed extract is very effective against head and neck
cancers. They did the experiment on mice and have come out very
According to ScienceDaily,
researchers have found that black raspberries may prevent cancers of esophagus
and colon. Pterostilbene a potent antioxidant found in blue berries fight
cancer. Grape seed compounds boost the immune system and prevent skin cancer.
unfiltered apple juice two to three times daily prevents colon cancer. High
fiber foods posses some special compounds which prevent prostate cancer. All
the facts are presented before you, just dot it down grab your shopping bag
rush to the market and fill your home with natural goodies.